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Program

Sep 21, 2006 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

EUROPEAN DREAM – Film Festival

The Youth of Europe Film Series and Seminars, The Czech Republic is presented by the film Something Like Happines (2005, 102 min, written and directed by Bohdan Sláma).

 

EUROPEAN DREAM – Film Festival

The Youth of Europe Film Series and Seminars

French Institute/Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall, 22 East 60th Street (between Madison & Park),  NYC

Richard Pena (Film Society of Lincoln Center) and Marie Losier (FIAF) will present a selection of recent feature films from all over the continent focusing on The Youth of Europe.


 

The Czech Republic will be presented by the film Something Like Happines (2005, 102 min, written and directed by Bohdan Sláma).


Something Like Happiness: Set in a rundown industrial area of Northern Bohemia, where nature is tainted by the effects of acid rain, Bohdan Sláma's new film examines the intertwining stories of three families. Monika (Tatiana Vilhelmová) lives with her parents in an apartment block, has a Czech boyfriend in the US, and plans to emigrate. Toník (Pavel Liška) lives in relative poverty with his aunt on the family's rundown farm. Daša (Aňa Geislerová) also lives in the block together with her two small children. Monika works in a supermarket, her father is out of work, and her mother works shifts. Tonik's father works in the factory. While no one laments the past, there appears to be precious little personal or economic satisfaction in the present. Yet Monika and Tonik, former childhood friends, are decent people and, when Daša suffers a breakdown and is confined to a psychiatric ward, they look after her children. Sláma's script and direction provide a deeply felt insight into his characters and hold up a sharp mirror to a society where, as Monika's US-based boyfriend puts it, he could never live again, and where people have a special talent for ruining their lives.

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Sep 21, 2006 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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